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265.4 sec. 1 - Jewish Law in Comparative Perspective: Comparative Visions of the Legal Enterpri (Spring 2012)

Instructor: Kenneth A. Bamberger  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 2
Meeting Time: W 3:35-5:25
Meeting Location: 145

Course Start: January 11, 2012
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49865


This course in Jewish Law and Ethics will take a comparative approach to conceptions of law, ethics, and the legal enterprise. By exploring a legal system that adopts a very different notion of the relationship between law and ethics, the course will offer a lens to reflect on the U.S. legal system, as well as the system of regulating the ethics and behavior in the legal profession.

The course will address foundational questions about the relation between law and ethics, the advocacy system and its alternatives, the benefits and disadvantages of basing law on notions of rights as opposed to obligations, legal evolution in the face of change, the role of narrative in law and ethics. It will consider a variety of substantive legal areas to illuminate overarching themes, including: Jewish law regarding speech, education, environmental protection, and abortion.

** Assigned readings are all in English. ** No prior knowledge is required.

This course satisfies the Professional Responsibility Requirement.

Exam Notes: TH
Course Category: International and Comparative Law
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
History and Historical Law
Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

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